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2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure provided by Banff Trail Riders

2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure

2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure
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from $164.46 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 31 Jul 2020
A note from 2 Hour Banff Horseback Riding Adventure
All guest are required to wear a mask when checking in for their ride or when using the facilities.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
You’ll explore stunning sections of wilderness on this two-hour trip, providing a chance to spot wildlife that you might not get to see while on foot. Plus, our friendly, experienced guides will teach you a few cowboy tricks along the way. Pass by natural sulphur hot springs as you make your way to one of Banff’s national historic sites: the Cave and Basin. Trek along the tranquil Bow River and take in magnificent views of the Bow Valley before pressing through thick marshes as you climb Sulphur Mountain. You’ll then continue up to Windy Knoll where you can take striking photos of the sweeping landscape.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 12217P13
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Lead and tail guides • Use of horse • Helmet (mandatory) • Basic horseback riding instruction
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drink • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
Warner Stables - Banff Trail Riders, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada Warner Stables is the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please check-in for your ride at the office in the east barn which has signs for ‘Warner Stables’ and ‘office’. The stables are located approximately a five minute drive or a 20 minute walk from downtown Banff, and there is plenty of free parking at the site.
Inclusions
Lead and tail guides • Use of horse • Helmet (mandatory) • Basic horseback riding instruction
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drink • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Warner Stables - Banff Trail Riders, 100 Sundance Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B9, Canada Warner Stables is the big red stables located at the end of Sundance Road in Banff. When you arrive, please check-in for your ride at the office in the east barn which has signs for ‘Warner Stables’ and ‘office’. The stables are located approximately a five minute drive or a 20 minute walk from downtown Banff, and there is plenty of free parking at the site.
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
All riders must arrive 30 minutes prior to their ride time.
Guests participating in horseback riding will need to be 8 years or over and a maximum of 230lbs. Banff Trail Riders is committed to the health of our horses and the safety of our guests, which means that the minimum age and maximum weight requirements are strictly enforced. As part of the check-in process, guests may be required to confirm their current weight on a scale and provide proof of the child’s age. In the event that these requirements are not met, the booking will be forfeited without a refund.
Please note that children will not be paired with an adult – they must ride their own horse.
For our foreign visitors we require an understanding of basic English for our horseback rides, so that you can understand simple instructions from our guides.
Children aged 17 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
For safety purposes helmets are mandatory to be worn by all riders.
Riders must wear long pants and sturdy closed toed shoes enclosed to the ankle - no open toe shoes or shoes with big heels.
Adults must sign a waiver for all activities, and a waiver must also be completed by the parent or legal guardian of any person under the age of 18 (documentation may be required to confirm the signatory’s authority).
Riders must be physically capable of controlling the horse during the ride without assistance and for the health and safety of all riders we regrettably cannot accommodate any disabilities or special needs riders. We recognize that disabled riding is a unique and respected skill set that we at the barns do not have the appropriate equipment or skills to safely execute.
Near public transportation
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travellers
Popular mentions

4.0
29 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Terrible
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Paige J
3 contributions
Great Experience
Oct 2020 • Couples
Awesome activity to do while in Banff! Great for anyone who is new to riding horses as they just walk the whole trail. Guide gives some information about the landscapes around you during the ride. Definitely glad we chose the 2 hour ride as I feel 1 hour would go far to quickly.
Written 11 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
Thank you for your comments we are glad you enjoyed the ride. We definitely agree, the longer you ride the better the experience.
Written 14 October 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BunD
1 contribution
Boring
Sep 2020 • Couples
Did the 2 hour Sundance loop with my boyfriend and was pretty disappointed. We thought it would be a fun activity and a different way to see some good views we may otherwise not have seen. Unfortunately, other than at the beginning and end of the ride, this trail ride just follows a road and walking path and is through the woods so a majority of the “views” are just trees all around. There were no water crossings, we weren’t allowed to trot for even a small period of time (which I’ve experienced on every other trail ride I’ve been on) and the speed of the horses walk is excruciatingly slow. At the beginning of the ride, we were given some basic instructions on how to control your horse on the ride. I’m an experienced rider, so when my horses nose was literally touching the horses tail in front of me, I gently pulled the reins to slow him down (as instructed at the beginning of the ride so as to safely space the horses out and not get kicked) to which I got yelled at for having too much pressure on my horses reins. Guess you don’t really need any of the instruction at the beginning if you’re just supposed to let the horses do whatever they want anyways. Trail guide in the front was not really friendly nor talked to us at all during the ride unless it was to bark instructions at someone. Worth mentioning, though I forget the names, that our trail guide at the back was chipper and friendly, as was the woman who checked us in for our ride and gave us the basic instructions. Overall not a “bad” experience, just boring and disappointing for paying $270. My boyfriend who has never been on a horse was also very bored. Would save your money and just hike/walk the route instead of paying to ride it.
Written 25 September 2020
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Horsebackbanff
Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate your views.
Written 27 September 2020
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reichmec
Edmonton, Alberta25 contributions
Nice trail ride
Sep 2020
We did the 2 hour trail ride and really enjoyed it. Saw lots of great scenery along the way and the guides shared their knowledge of the area which added to the ride.
Nothing too strenuous for us and just long enough.
Written 19 September 2020
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Horsebackbanff
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the ride.
Written 21 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

loree_gloria
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
Elk and mountains and Bears, Oh My!
Jun 2020
The wonderful care of the staff: whether you are on four legs or two, everyone is treated with great care and respect. We had extraordinary views of the Rockies and the trip was at a wonderful, relaxing pace that the whole family enjoyed...and that's hard to do for us since our age range is 8 to 63-years-old.
Written 30 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
Thank you for your review. Im happy your family enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again soon.
Written 13 July 2020
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Jim L
Region of Waterloo, Canada18 contributions
Very enjoyable experience
Aug 2019
When in Banff, if you get a chance, take in the Horseback BBQ. On our ride, we were guided by the nicest cowgirls. They were able to answer questions about the names of mountains, and types of wildlife we may possibly see.
Written 30 September 2019
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Marie
Murgon, Australia55 contributions
Great way to see the scenery
Sep 2019 • Friends
What better way to see the scenery than from the back of a horse.
Did the two hour ride with Gringo. Other than the fact that I don't like western saddles I had a great time.
Lovely to ride through the trees and we even saw a couple of elk.
It had been raining though we got sunshine for our ride. It was muddy but the horses handled it well. They are obviously very fit and well looked after.
Written 15 September 2019
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Horsebackbanff
Im glad you had a great ride with Gringo.
Written 26 September 2019
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katelouise392
Stafford, UK4 contributions
Awesome experience
Brilliant trail ride on the two hour sundance route. Horses and guides are fab, and catered for all abilities. Would definitely recommend and come back. Thank you to the guides, staff and horses at Warner Stables!
Written 10 September 2019
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Horsebackbanff
Your welcome, were glad you enjoyed the ride.
Written 26 September 2019
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Monika
2 contributions
Great, Relaxing Ride!
Sep 2019 • Couples
We had a great time on our ride and we got lucky with amazing weather. The horses were all very calm and easy to ride. The whole process of booking and arriving to getting on the horse was a breeze! Our trail guide, Mark, was friendly and talkative. Great ride for beginners or riders who don’t ride frequently. It’s a park requirement the horses must remain walking and cannot trot so expect it to be slow and relaxing! Also, you must wear a helmet.
Written 8 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Horsebackbanff
Thank you for taking the time to review your ride. Were glad you enjoyed the ride.
Written 26 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anon
1 contribution
Truly terrible service I have never met such unreasonable and profit-focused people
Aug 2019 • Solo
I showed up a few minutes after my 30 minute window and was refused to be given a waiver and helmet for the ride. I have ridden horses before and felt very comfortable signing a waiver and putting on my helmet in the span of twenty minutes, but they spent those twenty minutes lecturing me instead of trying to help me get geared up.

Furthermore, even though they had open spots the day of for a two-hour ride and several one-hour rides that were not booked up and not likely to be (a single open spot), they refused to put me on them unless I paid more. Even when I asked to have the credit of my ride be used for a cheaper one-hour ride instead, they insisted I would need to pay more.

I truly have never met such unreasonable people who seemed to have no concern or compassion for their customers and were purely driven by profit. I have paid for a lot of outdoors experiences before and have never come across this.

My only consolation is that the ride also looks very boring. The horses walk slowly on flat terrain and trail leads are not willing to accommodate to more experienced riders.
Written 27 August 2019
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Horsebackbanff
Thank you for your comments. We do try and accommodate late people but its not always possible, just like an airline if you are late and can not make the gate intimate then you are asked to pay for another flight. Im sorry you do not agree with our terms.
Written 26 September 2019
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Rose H
1 contribution
No concept of customer service
Aug 2019 • Family
Arrived a few minutes late and was turned away without a refund. Manager was indifferent to our concerns about our loss of $500. Please read other negative reviews regarding timing and weight.
Written 6 August 2019
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Horsebackbanff
Thanks for the feedback. Please also read all the positive reviews from the people that turn up on time and respect our horse health by respecting our weight limits.
Written 23 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Banff Trail Riders
clillehei
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Two teenagers having a good time!
My family had a great time! We especially liked talking to ?Mike about sweatpea the Mule. You can really tell he re
BeardedExplorer93
BeardedExplorer93
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Excellent beginner trail
Our trail ride was a great time. My wife had never been on a horse and I hadn’t been in years. Staff were patient a
GEOS30
GEOS30
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An Enjoyable Experience
Overall an enjoyable experience. A bit pricey, and not something you would do that often. They had really good COVI
jsroach13
jsroach13
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Awesome trip July 2019
I was nervous when packing to leave for this trip, but once we were there all that anxiety went away. There were 6
Anavbufalo
Anavbufalo
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Very disappointing
I am disappointed! I bought a private sleigh tour to spend my bday celebration with family and I pictured a perfect
Mistya81
Mistya81
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Not tourist friendly
I'm planning to go to Banff from Dec 13 to 17, 2020. I clicked on a Facebook ad and booked a sleigh ride for 40% of
pedaltothepedal
pedaltothepedal
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Beyond Underwhelming
My girlfriend and i did the 2 hour Sundance tour, and we both strongly feel it was a rip off. People on walking tra
Vittoria W
Vittoria W
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Will do it again
#horsebackbanff. We enjoyed our ride on Oct 5 and would recommend it to anyone who has this on their bucket list
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nicolekY7634OQ
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Amazing experience! 100% would recommend
The ride was beautiful & the horses were 100% good boys . (Taylor & Tom tom) Our guide Hunter was so sweet and very
GarrettP149
GarrettP149
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Trail ride
A very enjoyable afternoon. The staff is competent and highly organized. The horses are well trained and safe for e
Q5715IUsamh
Q5715IUsamh
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Bullied my friend
We booked a one hour ride for four people, however they didnt even have enough horses for us. The staff was rude, h
ayydee519
ayydee519
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Called me fat
She looked at me and said we definitely don’t have a horse for you. She made me step on the scale and made a weird
moeh367
moeh367
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PURE LOSER EXPERIENCE
The most trash service ever. The 2 lady’s in the front were pure losers completely laughed at my buddy for being ov
ReviewsRimportant1
ReviewsRimportant1
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Disgusting Customer Service
Today was absolutely horrible! The staff right from the start were judgemental and rude. They embarrassed me by mak
JFLTravels
JFLTravels
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Best way to experience the Canadian Rockies
My spouse and I went on the 6 day lodge trip as part of our honeymoon. It was an amazing trip. It is truly the best
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